Every time I open my Social Media, I am bombarded by posts selling many items, ranging from makeup, to weight loss, to skin care, to jewelry. Basically, if you name it, I probably know someone who sells it in a home based, direct sales business! Don’t get me wrong, I am all for moms to stay at home and earn money the honest way, or for working parents to start a new business to provide extra income for their families. I see absolutely nothing wrong with starting your own business. In fact, I am an Advocare distributor.
However, it seems like the drive to build our businesses and our incomes have taken over lives in society. We no longer seem to focus on building relationships with others and investing our time in the needs of others. Instead, we focus on how we can “push” our business and make it more successful.
That being said, I have a little challenge for you! What if we told others about Jesus as much as we tell them how our products can change their lives? Sure, whatever your business is promoting may make our earthly lives better. But, what about our eternal lives? Will that cute bracelet, or that wrap thing, or that 3D mascara guarantee happiness after this life is over? NO! I am all for some weight loss and some accessorizing, but the best accessory we can have is Jesus Christ! After all, He came to this Earth, died an unfair and cruel death, and rose again the third day to save YOUR soul! If that’s not a miracle worth sharing, I don’t know what is!
So my challenge is this: Each time you are tempted to share a “life changing” product, follow up your pitch by talking about an eternal hope in Jesus! It doesn’t have to be a long, drawn out discussion. It can be as simple as saying, “Did you know Jesus loves you?”. Maybe, you just add a bible verse to your business card or your receipts. Whatever you choose, you are planting a seed to build up the Kingdom of God. And, that by far, is the BEST bonus you can get at work!